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Dolly Parton - Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Dolly Parton To Be Honored As MusiCares Person of the Year

by Paul Cashmere on September 5, 2018

in News,Noise Pro

Eight time Grammy winner Dolly Parton has been named to receive the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year.

Dolly responded saying, “I am so excited and humbled to be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year. It’s even more special knowing the gala benefits music people in need. I can’t wait to hear all of the great artists singing my music.”

Grammy boss Neil Portnow said, “Dolly Parton has always been and continues to be a courageous trailblazer and indomitable inspiration for creators and artists—so for us to have the opportunity to honor her at our annual MusiCares Person of the Year gala is to pay tribute to a true pillar of strength and someone who we all look up to and cherish,” said Portnow. “With her legendary talent, she has forged a career that spans decades, and her gifts as a performer resound on both stage and screen. Dolly also knows the power of philanthropy and she has used her stardom to contribute to a wide range of causes from natural disasters to education and literacy programs.”

Dolly Parton will receive the award at the Gala in Los Angeles on 8 February, 2019.

Previous recipients are:

1991 – David Crosby
1992 – Bonnie Raitt
1993 – Natalie Cole
1994 – Gloria Estefan
1995 – Tony Bennett
1996 – Quincy Jones
1997 – Phil Collins
1998 – Luciano Pavarotti
1999 – Stevie Wonder
2000 – Elton John
2001 – Paul Simon
2002 – Billy Joel
2003 – Bono
2004 – Sting
2005 – Brian Wilson
2006 – James Taylor
2007 – Don Henley
2008 – Aretha Franklin
2009 – Neil Diamond
2010 – Neil Young
2011 – Barbra Streisand
2012 – Paul McCartney
2013 – Bruce Springsteen
2014 – Carole King
2015 – Bob Dylan
2016 – Lionel Richie
2017 – Tom Petty
2018 – Fleetwood Mac

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